Monday, November 8, 2010

Drive-In Horrorshow (2009)

Fear 1/5
Gore 5/5
Entertainment 5/5
Creepiness 2/5

Now THIS is a great anthology horror film. Not this. This. With a solid lineup of 5 stories that range from the serious to seriously goofy, Drive-In Horrorshow is the perfect film for a Friday night. Or any night for that matter.

Set to the backdrop of a nuclear holocaust, a ghoulish man and his ragtag group of drive-in theater employees sell tickets, dispense popcorn and fire up the projector for their undead patrons. Serving as host, our ghastly ghoul introduces each story with the necessary fervor and over the top adjectives. The rundown of stories is as follows:

- A girl having been roofied and horizontally polka'd by a frat bro the night before, takes revenge by drugging him and plaster glueing him to a poreclain bath tub. She finds that he's hiding a small fortune in his room and attempts to retrieve it. And as she does, he tries to escape by tearing off some of his skin from the tub in the process. Ouch-O-Rama! Does he make it out alive?

- A little boy who's mostly neglected by his family finds that there is a monster living in his closet. Making up scores of excuses to sucker them into the closet, he leads them one by one to their fateful doom. Just when he thinks he has the life he's always wanted, bills start piling up and the respective employers of his two folks keep calling wondering where they're at. Oh noes!

- A doctor who takes to the care of homeless and those who can't afford normal care, falls victim to a strange disease which eats away at his skin. Is it a government conspiracy or something far more sinister?

- A couple of kids begin to suspect that something is up with their neighbor, a man who seems normal on the surface but who may actually be the notorious 'Meat Man.' A local killer who has a penchant for chopping up his victims and storing them in his garage's meat freezer for future consumption.

- A group of friends head out to the woods for a camping trip. But their getaway weekend becomes an exercise in terror as a mutant cannibal runs wild. Gadzooks!

Drive-In Horrorshow is a lot of fun and it includes some really great practical effects work. Especially in the 2nd story with the caretaking doc.

Check it out. You won't be disappointed.

For more info regarding the film, looky here:

Also, be on the lookout next week when we'll be giving away two copies of the film for nada.

Cortez the Killer


Joe Monster said...

You had me at anthology horror film. This looks seriously sweet and all the stories sound so unique. I thought I knew where each of them was going, but it sounds like they add some really neat twists in there! I'll definitely be keeping my eyes peeled for your giveaway.

Cortez The Killer said...

Joe, definitely do good sir. I think this is right up your alley in fact!